The Premier League sees just one game take place this weekend, with the FA Cup taking centre stage. The Liverpool v Swansea clash however, looks an exciting prospect, and the usual plunge on the hosts means there might be value in the match odds market.
Match: Liverpool v Swansea
Betting tip: Lay Liverpool
Best Odds: 1.62 with Betfair
Kick Off: 15:00 17/02/2013 (GMT)
Not for the first time, Liverpool look well worth taking on at Anfield. The ‘Top Ten’ statistic has been trotted out plenty of times already this season, but it keeps getting worse. The Reds have now played sides in the top ten of the Premier League on fourteen occasions, and won none. Swansea sit seventh. While the Swans may have the League Cup final in the back of their mind, a bigger factor in this game is the Europa League commitments of Liverpool. Sides returning from an away trip often struggle on their return, and a trip to Russia is a tough one. On top of that, Brendan Rodgers named a strong starting eleven versus Zenit on Thursday night. The pitch was heavy, and the game draining for Luis Saurez and company. Throw in the fact that Liverpool have one win in five in the League, and their odds-on price just looks plain wrong. They can be laid in full confidence that value has been secured, regardless of the eventual outcome.
Football Betting tip
Lay Liverpool at 1.62 with Betfair.